Gurten Festival: The best connections for 80,000 visitors

Switzerland

For four days in summer Bern’s local mountain, the Gurten, becomes a festival ground. Since 2017 it is also connected by fibre optic cable from Datwyler. At the beginning of the year this cable was added to the existing cable run along the Gurtenbahn railway. On the Gurten it terminates in a closure stored in a shaft with a long spare cable. Shortly before the festival the closure is simply taken to the festival’s technical hub and hung up there. This means that during the event connections are quickly available wherever they are needed.